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Lin, Grace.
New York : Dell Dragonfly Books, 2003.
IL K-3, RL 2.1
ISBN 0440417708
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Do you feel hungry when you think of your favorite food? It's always interesting and fun to learn what people from different cultures like to cook and eat. In China, Dim sum is a real treat. Dim sum are an amazing variety of delicious snacks served in small dishes in restaurants that delight the senses and satisfy the biggest appetite. To start, how about a variety of steamed dumplings filled with pork, shrimp, and vegetables? Next, you could choose some mouth melting steamed pork buns, golden pan fried turnip cakes, flavorful stuffed peppers, or delicate rice noodles. You might also like to try the chicken bundles, steamed meat balls, and the sticky rice steamed in lotus leaves. You can't leave without trying the scrumptious sweet snacks. Some favorites ones are, thousand-layer cake, fried sweet sesame rice balls, almond gelatin, coconut pudding, and the famous egg tarts.

It's such an enjoyable and delicious experience to have Dim sum in a restaurant. Waiters pushing carts full of Dim sum move around the tables and you can select whatever you like. In the United States, some Chinese restaurants in large cities like New York City and San Francisco serve Dim Sum. Find out more about these traditional, yummy Chinese delicacies in Dim sum for everyone!  (May Harn Liu, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.)

SUBJECTS:     Dim sum -- Fiction
                        Cookery, Chinese -- Fiction


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